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Won gold medal in the 10m air rifle event in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix
The Times of India Jan 07 2016
Wins 10M Air Rifle Gold With Score Of 211.2 In Sweden
Shooter Apurvi Chandela, who had won gold in the National Shooting Championships in Delhi in December 2015 took her good form into the new year by winning the gold medal in the 10m air rifle event in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix in Savsjo in Jan 2016.
In the process, Apurvi shot a `world record' score in the final. She shot 211.2 in the final, surpassing China's Yi Siling's `official' 211. The Jaipur girl shot better than Siling's `official' score, but her score will not be ratified as an official record, because records establish ed only at continental meets, ISSF World Cups, World Championships World Cup Finals or the Olympic Games are considered `official' by the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF).
“The score will not be officially con sidered as a world record, as the tournament doesn't fall under the ISSF's criteria. Nonetheless, this is a big achievement for Apurvi and a testimony to her capability and mental strength,“ the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh told TOI.
In the final, Apurvi shot a brilliant series of 20 shots with 10.3 as her lowest, which she shot thrice. She shot the maximum possible 10.9 twice. The maximum score a shooter can shoot in the final is 218.
In the qualification round, Apurvi tallied 418.3 over 40 shots (102.8, 106.3, 105.2 and 104.0).
As in August
Two years after her disappointing Olympics debut in Rio, Apurvi seems to have regained form. The rifle shooter from Jaipur will start her Asian Games campaign as World No. 7, backed by some impressive scores in the three World Cup editions in 2018. She didn’t win any medal at the World Cups, but Apurvi finished in top-10 all the time.